Post # 1
You know those moments when you look at your SO and you think how did I get so lucky? I have them all the time.
A little background:
This isn’t my first big love, I was engaged at 24 to my HS sweetheart. He was my heart and my world we were planning our wedding when I got the call no one ever wants. Get to the hospital as guickly as you can, accident at his job site and we can’t tell you more until you get here. By the time I finished the hour drive to the hospital he had already passed away. That was the worst day of my life and the following weeks, months, years, I struggled to move on. I never thought I would be happy again and I certainly didn’t think I would meet some one who would be so absolutely amazing, sweet, and understanding.
My SO and future husband is my best friend. He has been my rock. He’s truly brought me back to life in a way I never expected. I had spent so many years being independent and afraid of getting close to anyone. I went through an abusive relationship the only other time I had attempted to move on and that caused me to build a wall around my heart even more. I didn’t know I wasn’t living until my current SO woke me up. With everything I have been through I can look at my best friend and truly feel blessed. I don’t know how to explain it but I guess the Rascal Flatts song got it pretty close when they sang God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.
The 6 year anniversary of my first fiancés passing was this month and my SO said no matter what I needed he would be here for me. I told him I didn’t know what I needed that it doesn’t matter how good my life is going these dates just make me hurt. I called him crying that morning and I said the only thing I could think of that might make me feel better would be a long drive. I needed open space and something pretty to look at. He showed up at my door with a full blown road trip planned out full of beautiful destinations and routed along the coast so the whole trip would be open ocean views. How hard it must be for any man to know the woman he loves is missing another man but here he is loving and caring and selfless. This is only one of the reasons I love him and just another moment of looking at him and thinking wow, how did I get so lucky.
Post # 3
That’s very very sweet. It sounds like he loves you very much. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Post # 4
He sounds like a wonderful and truly loving man and I am so happy that he found you. <3 I’m so sorry for your loss xx
Post # 5
He sounds like a great guy. Am sure your former fiance would be happy you found someone like that to look after you. =)
Post # 6
you’ve been very strong to go through a terrible loss, so the destiny might have awarded you with a wonderful man. happy for you two 🙂
Post # 7
@ScenicRoute: Omg. Your story gave me chills. I’m so sorry for your loss but so happy for you that your SO is such a sweet understanding man. You are very lucky to have a man like that!
Post # 8
This post made me want to cry. My SO’s only other serious relationship ended when his girlfriend was killed in a car wreck. I never knew her, but I wish I had. It’s been years, but he still feels sad from time to time. Obviously I have no idea how it feels for him or for you, but these sorts of stories still get me emotional. I’m so sorry to hear you went through that, too, but I’m glad to hear that you have someone who clearly loves you!
Post # 9
Goosebumps. What an amazing guy.
Post # 10
Wow <3 About to cry at my desk. I’m blown away.
Post # 11
I am so happy that you have this wonderful man in your life. i am so sorry for the loss that you have experienced, but it is so inspiring that you let yourself find love again. It sounds like such a stong bond you share, and for that I am so happy for you!
Post # 12
This is incredibly beautiful. I’m so happy for you that you have found a way to open up your heart again and allow what sounds like an amazing man into your life. Sending you lots of love.
Post # 13
@qwerty2k1: Thank you for the kind words. I always wonder what it’s like for the other person in these relationships. I’m happy your SO found you. You must be a special person with a big heart to be so understanding. It’s one in a million to find a person with a heart like your and my SO’s.
Post # 14
That was such a touching story- it sounds like you hit the jackpot- TWICE!! <3
Post # 15
My brother passed away 3 years ago. very close after his First anniversary of marraige with his wife. It was truely hard for her because she considered my brother to be her soul mate. I told her she would always be my family and that whatever she needed I and my family would be there for her. But i Understand that she is young and beautiful, with so much life ahead of her that it would be unfair to her if she lived in the past. So I tell her I am happy for her. I want her to find someone to love and to grow a life with. I want her to have everything that she was going to have with my brother…because my brother would have wanted her to have it too.
Oh, man that made me emotional just now…
Post # 16
Ahhhhhh!! Totally brought tears to my eyes. First of all, so so so sorry about your loss sweetie. That is a worst nightmare for everyone here and so sorry that happened to you. *hugs* You should be proud of yourself for how far you’ve come.
You are indeed lucky. What a beautiful heart your man has!